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What income class are you considered in?

Posted by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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Poll

Question: What is your income level?

Options:

Bottom Fifth or Poverty 0-25K

Lower Middle 25K-50K

Middle 50K-75K

Upper Middle 75K-100K

Top Fifth-Wealthy 100K and Up


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Total Votes: 690

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While signing up for life insurance yesterday I was stunned when the agent told me our household income was $61,512. I just started a new job making decent money but I didn't realize it jumped our income up THAT much! YAY for me! We are considered middle class again!

*A back story on us so no one thinks I am being a jerk*

My parents struggled most of my life to be in the poverty-lower class level. When I got married we were lower middle class, DH lost his job and for the next 4 years we struggled between poverty-lower, then last year DH got a great job and we were middle class again. Then they fired his whole company (it was a company working for a company) and we were poverty level until his unemployment FINALLY kicked in. Then we were povery-lower again. Last month DH found a good job and a week ago so did I. Apparently we are middle again! HOORAY!


Oh and the average family income is $45,018


*OK just checked and for those questioning my chart, the US Census Bureau agrees with this chart*

by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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mcginnisc
by Platinum Member on Aug. 21, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Top-wealthy

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Wifeyy2Lette
by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM
Wait... You said your income was $61,000 then $45000...?

Ours is around $44,000 with only Df working.
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lilmamiz07
by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Just wrote a post about my poor status. 

armywifey26
by Krissy on Aug. 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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We fluctuate between lower middle and middle. It is different every year

Mrs.Torres2566
by Mrs.T on Aug. 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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No the AVERAGE family income is $45,000. Ours is 61,000

Quoting Wifeyy2Lette:

Wait... You said your income was $61,000 then $45000...?

Ours is around $44,000 with only Df working.


Starburst72
by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM

below poverty

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM
11 moms liked this
I don't really think 103k should be considered "top fifth-wealthy".
bcoll
by Brandi on Aug. 21, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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Top Fifth

SpnFulOfSugar
by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 4:22 PM
Upper middle with dh's income I'm a sahm. We will be in the top fifth when I begin working again.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 21, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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That is so far off. $100K is lower middle class. $61K is not middle class, not unless you live in a very depressed area like Detroit or a poor rural area.
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